BY ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter
Our sources say that Pahang have signed free agent Afghan captain Faysal Shayesteh, who last played for Songkhla United in Thailand. The 24-year old midfielder has been seen undergoing trial with the Elephants, and Goal was sent a picture of Faysal wearing a Pahang training kit.
He moved to Holland with his parents and played football as a youth for Dutch sides FC Twente and SC Heerenveen, represented Holland at youth level, although he and his brother Qays then opted to play for his birth country's senior team.
Pahang are currently in the Super League relegation zone after a dismal performance in the first half of the season.
Kuala Lumpur, currently fourth in the Premier League, are reportedly in discussions with former Selangor player, Brazilian midfielder Guilherme de Paula, who is reported to have been in town.
The City Boys are rumoured to have dropped Brazilian striker Casagrande, and if true they will now have vacancy for one foreign signing.
When he played for Selangor in 2015, de Paula had trouble getting into his stride. Although he eventually played a major role for them in the Malaysia Cup final, helping the Red Giants capture the elusive 33rd title, his contract was not renewed and he left to play for Cypriot club Ethnikos Achnas.
The Premier League side, currently 10th in the league, are reported to be close to offloading all of their foreign signings, including team topscorer, Uzbek striker Pavel Purishkin and Kyrgyzstani goalkeeper Pavel Matyash. After a sterling start to the season that saw them lead the standings at one point, the college boys then slumped to a ten-match winless streak, collecting just 10 points from twelve matches.